Parts request

Parts request

Joined: September 14th, 2008, 11:56 pm

June 20th, 2012, 5:28 pm #1

I'm building the Academy Achilles tank destroyer in 35th scale and I'm looking for the following:

some signal flags stored in their canvas bags ( turret )

Sten guns mounted in their rack ( turret )

I've done some research on this and apparently the kit is wrong...

I've found this book on line and towards the end of the book, there's some good interior shots of what I'm requesting.


http://www.scribd.com/doc/72055877/Brit ... r-Achilles

Page 47 is the items I'm needing for the internal portions of the turret. Let me know what you got.

Dan
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:47 pm

June 20th, 2012, 11:19 pm #2

It might be because the kit was designed as the 3" M10 and then had a few mold swap parts added to make it the 17 pdr Achilles. For instance, the kit ammo are in the black "Tootsie Roll" containers, but the 17 pd ammo was stored out of the containers.

RobG
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Joined: September 14th, 2008, 11:56 pm

June 21st, 2012, 4:20 am #3

OH crap. Screwed up that just a bit... Well, since those are already installed, I guess I will have to live with it.

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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 3:47 pm

June 21st, 2012, 12:09 pm #4

Just toss in the new gun tube, add proper decals and a few other noticeable external fittings and the M10 becomes an Achilles. We've become more sophisticated than that this past decade, but the model companies still try to make multiple versions as cheaply as possible.

RobG
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Joined: March 13th, 2005, 11:49 am

June 24th, 2012, 9:58 pm #5

It might be because the kit was designed as the 3" M10 and then had a few mold swap parts added to make it the 17 pdr Achilles. For instance, the kit ammo are in the black "Tootsie Roll" containers, but the 17 pd ammo was stored out of the containers.

RobG
Dang, I've got several of these, only good news is I didn't build them yet!
Thansk!
Tony
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